Running on Empty

Sidney Lumet (director)
Naomi Foner (screenwriter)
Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, Martha Plimpton, River Phoenix (starring)

Culver City, CA: Lorimar, 1987. Third Draft script for the 1988 film. Copy belonging to actress Martha Plimpton, with annotations in manuscript ink throughout, emphasizing her character's lines.

The eldest son of a left-wing fugitive family decides he wants to live a more ordinary life, although he fears this will estrange him from his parents and younger brother. Nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for River Phoenix and Best Screenplay.

Shot on location in Tenafly, Dumont, Englewood, and Union Beach, New Jersey, in New York City, in Florida City, Florida, and in the Palisades, New York.

Black untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated January 20, 1987, noted as THIRD DRAFT, with credit for screenwriter Naomi Foner. 134 leaves, with last page of text numbered 132. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two gold brads.


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